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Farm Animal Rights Movement
November 7, 2011

Serving Size 2 Tbs.- Recipe makes 12 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 172
From fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 210mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1%
Iron 11%

* % Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Cashew Cream Cheese

You've got to try this creamy, flavorful cream cheese! Instead of dairy, this delicious dish is made from blended cashews, giving it a smooth, nutty taste. It's amazing as a topping for bagels, in dip recipes, and as cream cheese frosting, so get out your blender and whip it up!


1 ˝ cups raw cashews, soaked overnight
1/2 – 3/4 cup water
3 Tbs. hummus
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
˝ – 2 tsp. fine sea salt (to taste)


  1. Soak cashews in water 4-to-12 hours (Note: this step is optional, but this will hydrate and soften the cashews for a creamy consistency).
  2. Drain and rinse cashews and place in blender.
  3. Blend raw cashews until creamy, adding hummus, oil, lemon juice, vinegar, and salt.

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Galaxy Cream "Cheese"

Galaxy Vegan Cream Cheese is a deliciously rich, dairy-free, cholesterol and gluten-free natural cream cheese alternative. Try it on bagels, crackers, and more. It's available in Classic Plain and Chive & Garlic.

Find out more about this product & where to buy it on the Galaxy Foods website!

Hazards of Eating Fish

A new study finds that the FDA seriously underestimated the health risks from contaminants in Gulf of Mexico seafood. The study was led by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which then submitted a petition to the FDA requesting that it set stricter safety standards for chemical contamination in seafood from the region. NRDC asserts that the agency had relied on "flawed or outdated assumptions" that allowed up to 10,000 times the safe levels of contamination. Pregnant women, children, and people who eat a lot of seafood are most vulnerable.

The study raised concerns about serious deficiencies in the risk assessments the FDA used to establish the safety of Gulf seafood. NRDC is particularly concerned about a group of chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are found in crude oil and have been linked to cancer, birth defects, neurological impacts, and liver disease. Naphthalene was one of the most frequently detected chemicals in Gulf seafood after the massive BP oil spill in 2010.

To read the full article, click here.

Veteran, Vegan & Very Vocal

Emcee, producer, engineer, Gulf War veteran, and vegan JoChris got his start behind the scenes. He performs at various venues in the Big Apple and has two new releases: From the Booth and The Great Scott Project. In a recent interview, JoChris talked about how health and compassion influenced him to change his lifestyle. He shared his knowledge about health benefits as well as his thoughts on the deplorable ways that animals are treated and stressed that education is vital when choosing any lifestyle.

A vegan for the past three years thanks to the support and encouragement from his vegan manager who also has a degree in chemistry, JoChris says, “she just basically educated me about health and food intake and what it does to your body.”

Asked how he feels about how animals are treated in slaughterhouses and animal factories, JoChris agrees “It’s definitely cruel."

Read more about what JoChris has to say about diet on the Vegan Hip Hop Movement blog!

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